Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Handbottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch balck - brown bubbles. Chocolate, fruity, berries, cocoa, bourbon, wooden, lakridskonfekt, whiskey, oiley, acid notes, high malty, high sweetness, dark chocolate. Lovely. mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4 roses 2010 growler from JW77. Huge thanks! Pour is black as the night with no head. Huge vanilla, chocolate, prune, slight coffee notes in the aroma. Big and fucking bold. Thick and chewy body, but no where near the sludge of the brandy. Loads of dark chocolate, vanilla, slight bitter coffee, earthy, and slight bourbon. Delicious! Well integrated between beer and barrel. burg326 (5489) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, chocolate, earth, bourbon, and some light coffee. Flavors are the same, fudge like with bourbon added. A solid imperial stout aged on bourbon, light vanilla in the back end. gnoff (10711) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2017
Draught at the brewery on February 7, 2017.HonusWagner (2191) - Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
Black color, dark brown head. Sweet, roasted, raisin taste. Sweet, oak, raisin aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, bourbon scent.
Dark pour with a head that fades after a short period of time. Aroma is subdued bourbon with some cocoa and a lot of espresso. Flavor resembles normal Zhukov but substitutes bourbon where there were previously hops. The tradeoff is perhaps slightly tastier but less compelling. Palate is surprisingly much better than regular Zhukov, less sticky and more chewy.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Draft at gand opening of Cigar city tasting room. Poured near black with a tall, dense dark brown head. Nose is big in bourbon notes, also roasted malts, chocolate, toffee, and wood. Full body with a creamy, slightly oily or viscous mouth feel and a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is rich with roasted malt notes, lots of chocolate, and molasses, vanilla, wood, light coffee and a nice amount of Bourbon. Bourbon is pretty well balanced with the roasty malt flavors not overpowering at all. Finishes roasted with lingering bourbon and a touch of warming alcohol. tgncc (3135) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 The aroma is unexpectedly light bourbon (which is good, the bourbon doesn’t overpower the beer), chocolate, roasted malts. The appearance is black, brown head. The flavor is chocolate, booze, roast coffee. The finish is roasty, and a light warming boozy flavor. The mouthfeel is creamy, medium/thick to thick mouth feel (not as thick as I would have thought). Great beer. TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Had on tap at Rattle N Hum.
Aroma is of heavy bourbon , along with bitter chocolate, sweet malts and caramel. Taste is heavy in bourbon and suprisingly sweet. Lots of roasty malts and some chocolate, and possibly a hint of some candied green apple. Finishes sweet and bourbony with a hint of warming alcohol j12601 (12698) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. This and the BA Hunahpu’s were first on my list to try and both were great. Pours black, viscous, thick dense dark tan head. Faint wood, bourbon on the nose, rich deep chocolate and roast. Smooth chocolate mousse. Long crisp bitterness, lingering roast on the finish. Another delicious one. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Opaque black with a fading brown head. Big black malt aroma with some cedar notes, cinnamon and other Christmas spices. Slick and warming body. Spicy flavor with a huge malt depth. Dark chocolate and peat are prevalent with a tobacco earthiness and woody presence. Another great Imperial Stout from these guys.